By Shawn Craddick
This fight is going to be so evenly matched that alot of fans and media are torn between the two. Erislandy Lara is coming off a tough win against Alfredo Angulo in which he was dropped in rounds four and nine. Angulo eye was badly swollen and they had to stop the fight. One judge had Lara up 86-83, while the other two judges had Angulo up 85-84. It was a tough fight but the rematch never took place. Lara's sole loss was a controversial decision lost to Paul Williams. Most ringside observers felt that he was robbed. Lara enters into the fight 18-1, 12KO's. Lara does not have one punch power, but he does have the ability to wear you down with his shots.
Next up is Austin "No Doubt" Trout. Austin had defied all odds. He has went places and won fights that was stacked against him. Austin went to Mexico to Rigoberto Alvarez hometown and got the easy decision victory. Lurking ringside was Canelo Alvarez who wanted to fight Austin right then and there to redeem his brother and the belt back. Austin then was the underdog against heavy favorite Miguel Cotto. This fight was to be the big test for Austin Trout to see if he was the real deal. Austin once again walked away with a easy decision victory. Austin however suffered his first loss against Canelo Alvarez. He was again the underdog and it was in an heavy populated latino community in San Antonio. Trout was down in the 7th round but got right back up and battled to the end. Austin now stands at 26-1, 14KO's. Austin is a slick boxer who is hard to hit. His elusiveness helps him win fights.
This fight will be for the Interim WBA World Light Middleweight Championship. It will be part of a Showtime Tripleheader from Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York which will be headlined by Zab Judah vs Paulie Malignaggi. Tune in this Saturday to witness a spectacular night of boxing.